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His Majesty Audience Ceremony
August 11th, 2022 | 09:52 AM | 326 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon received in separate audiences, His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, AND His Excellency Mark Garnier M.P., the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom's Trade Envoy to Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar and Thailand.
His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith is on a two-day visit to the country to attend the 3rd Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Meanwhile, His Excellency Mark Garnier M.P. is in the country as the United Kingdom's Trade Envoy to Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar and Thailand. Accompanying His Excellency was His Excellency John Virgoe, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam. Also present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister' Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The United Kingdom became ASEAN's first new Dialogue Partner in 25 years on 5th August 2021 during Brunei Darussalam's ASEAN Chairmanship. Brunei Darussalam is also the Country Coordinator for ASEAN-United Kingdom Dialogue Relations from 2021 to 2024.
The Audience Ceremonies took place at Istana Nurul Iman. His Majesty first received in audience His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith. Accompanying His Excellency were Her Excellency Sengdavanh Vongsay, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to Brunei Darussalam; and His Excellency Viroth Sundara, Director General of the Asia-Pacific and Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs.
During the Audience Ceremony, His Majesty and His Excellency discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including in the fields of education, defence, youth and sports as well as food security.
His Majesty then received in audience His Excellency Mark Garnier M.P. His Majesty and His Excellency discussed on bilateral and strategic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the United Kingdom, as well as ASEAN-United Kingdom relations.
by RTB NEWS
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